Here’s the City’s weekly roundup of information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get daily City updates on Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external).
Covid-19 and Vaccine Updates:
- The City of Ottawa’s vaccine roll-out reached a significant milestone on Tuesday. We’ve topped the one million mark for the total number of doses administered. Today, we also announced that 80 per cent of residents 18 years of age and older have received their first dose.
- All residents who are 12-17 years and older and have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose appointment starting Monday, July 5, at 8:00 a.m.
- More pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for priority neighbourhoods(link is external) for first and second doses have now been scheduled.
- The Province of Ontario is currently in Step Two(link is external) of its Three-Step Roadmap(link is external) to safely reopen the province.
- Visit the City’s Vaccine distribution page for more information on vaccines.
- Visit the Frequently asked questions(link is external) page for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “All adults 18 and older are eligible to get a second dose sooner. If you already have your second appointment a few months from now, public health strongly recommends that you register for an earlier appointment as soon as possible. Make this your summer of two doses(link is external).” Read the latest statement (link is external)from Dr. Vera Etches.
- Reminder: Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 and variants is a two-step process(link is external). Everyone must receive two doses of any COVID vaccine to reach #CommunityImmunity, keep our businesses open and have a COVID safe summer!
- If you booked a COVID-19 vaccine 2nd dose appointment that you no longer need, please ensure you actively cancel to free up some spots using this link(link is external).
- Do you, or a youth you care about, need support to feel better? Our partners, the KidsComeFirst Health Team have created a super-useful info sheet to help camps and their counsellors recognize and support youth with mental health concerns. Click for more information(link is external).
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For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1(TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external).